Uncapped Gabriel Zakuani of English Championship strugglers Peterborough United was included in the Democratic Republic of Congo's squad for the African Nations Cup on Wednesday.

The final 23-man list, released just before Wednesday's deadline for the submission of squads, also features a return for former captain Lomana LuaLua.

Congo play in Group B at the tournament in South Africa, starting with a match against Ghana in Port Elizabeth on January 20.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Robert Kidiaba (TP Mazembe Englebert), Bakala Landu (AS MK Etancheite), Parfait Mandanda (Charleroi)

Defenders: Mpeko Issama (AS V Club), Jean Kasusula (TP Mazembe Englebert), Larrys Mabiala (Karabukspor), Chancel Mbemba (Anderlecht), Cedric Mongongu (Evian Thonon Gaillard), Landry Mulemo (Kortrijk), Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

Midfielders: Mukuntima Kisombe (Daring Club Motembe Pembe), Cedric Makiadi (SC Freiburg), Zola Matumona (Mons-Bergen), Tresor Mputu (TP Mazembe Englebert), Youssouf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion), Luvumbu Nzinga (Rojolu)

Forwards: Yves Diba (Najran), Patou Kabangu (TP Mazembe Englebert), Alain Kaluyituka (Al Kharitiyath), Deo Kanda (TP Mazembe Englebert), Lomana Lua Lua (Karabukspor), Buge Mania (Shark XI FC), Dieumerci Mbokani (Anderlecht).